Racial Foundations of Public Policy is a Fall speaker series that focuses on the historical roots and impact of race in shaping public policy as both a disciplinary field and as a course of action. The series invites renowned scholars to deliver virtual presentations on the racial genealogy of public policy and the historical roots and contemporary currents of race in economic, housing, criminal justice, education, and immigration policy. Participants in the series will develop the skills needed to discuss, understand, and inquire about formal and informal racial structures and institutions in which policy is formulated, implemented, and experienced. Undergraduate and graduate students will have the option of receiving one credit for their participation in the series and the accompanying discussion-based course. The course will be offered in partnership with the Center for Racial Justice and will be led by the Center’s Director, Dr. Celeste Watkin Hayes.
Course Meeting Structure:
- Racial Foundations of Public Policy Speakers Series led by Celeste Watkins-Hayes - Students will be expected to attend at least 5 of these virtual talks from 4:00 - 5:30pm on Sept 14, 28, Oct 12, 26, Nov 9, 23
- Racial Foundations of Public Policy Discussions led by Dr. Dominique Adams-Santos and Sharanya Pai - Students will be expected to attend at least 5 of these virtual discussions from 6:00 - 6:50pm on Sept 14, 28, Oct 12, 26, Nov 9, 23.